Re: host vs hostname (Was: CID: and MID: URL schemes)

Dirk Fieldhouse <fieldhouse@logica.com> Fri, 03 November 1995 17:48 UTC

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Subject: Re: host vs hostname (Was: CID: and MID: URL schemes)
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In article <9511021619.AA03957@Accurate.COM>;, elevinso@Accurate.COM says...
>
>In examining the syntax of id-spec in draft-levinson-cid-01 I
>considered substituting host for the existing hostname.  I.e.,
>changing the present syntax from
>        id-spec  := local-part "@" hostname
>to
>        id-spec' := local-part "@" host
>where (from rfc 1738)
>        host     := hostname | hostnumbmer
>and
>        hostnumber := digits "." digits "." digits "." digits

On a slight tangent (PMFJI, etc), all such references to addresses as a.b.c.d 
should be updated to handle IPv6 literal format. About this time last year that 
meant the following (I would look up the current version but our firewall is 
crawling at the moment):

TEXT REPRESENTION OF ADDRESSES 

	 Basic Format 
FEDC:BA98:7654:3210:FEDC:BA98:7654:3210 
1080:0:0:800:200C:417A 
	 Compressed Format 
FF01:0:0:0:0:0:0:43 as FF01::43 
	IPv4 Format 
0:0:0:0:0:0:0:13.1.68.3 
0:0:0:0:0:0:1:129.144.52.38 
::13.1.68.3 
::1.129.144.52.38 

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